Next Thursday 21 May we will be launching our Kickstarter – an online fundraising campaign – to raise £10,000 towards two artist residencies and a series of public events. Enabling the artistic process remains at the core of what Spacex does and we need support from the public in order to continue this work. To say thank you for all of your support, we are opening the gallery on Saturday 23 May from 12am-4pm. There will be afternoon tea and cake but most importantly an opportunity to talk to the staff about the future of Spacex.
The campaign encourages backers to pledge a donation and in doing so acquire art that has been produced as part of Spacex projects and by artists we have worked with in recent years. A variety of items from the Spacex archive are also available to choose from, as a thank you for donating.
If this Kickstarter campaign is successful it will cover the cost of two 6-week residencies and a series of public events including studio visits and an associated learning programme, all to take place in 2015-16.
The all-or-nothing funding system through Kickstarter means that if we don’t reach the full amount of 10,000 within the 30-day campaign period, we won’t receive any of the funding and this is when we will need your support to reach our target.
Keep up to date with the Kickstarter campaign via this blog and our social media over the next few weeks.
13 May 2015